11 October 2017

Kenya: Court Orders IEBC to Include Ekuru Aukot in Repeat Poll

High Court Judge John Mativo has ordered for Thirdway Alliance presidential candidate Dr Ekuru Aukot to be included in the repeat presidential poll.

Dr Aukot had moved to court after the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) gazetted President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga and their running mates, as the only persons eligible for the repeat poll.

Dr Aukot sought an interpretation of the meaning "fresh elections" as ordered by the Supreme Court under article 140(3).

In his judgement, Justice Mativo said Mr Aukot's right to participate in an election had been violated.

He ordered IEBC to issue a fresh gazette notice including Dr Aukot.

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